Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Dress shopping adventures

This past weekend, I've looked at and tried on so many dresses! My friends Tina and Betsy helped me and my sister Lori and her sister-in-law Lisa came to help too!

The first place we went was a small boutique. The lady was a little put out that I hadn't set up an appointment, although there was no one else there... I didn't feel bad, though.

It was a little annoying though, because I had to strip down, while she got the dress ready, then she helped get the dress on. Afterward, she'd help me out of the dress, then hang it up, but instead of getting the next dress ready and putting it on me, she let me stand there, half naked, while she put the dress in the plastic cover, zipped it up, let the extra air out, then zipped that last bit of it, then put it on another hook, then got the next dress and took her time doing it! I was so annoyed and completely uncomfortable!

At one point, there was a dress that didn't quite fit, so she helped by holding the dress in front of me, so I could see what it would look like, while she pressed her large body against my back side (and yes, I was still just in my under clothes, so that was REALLY uncomfortable!) I think she was just trying to hold the dress tight against me so I could get a good idea of what it looked like, but I think I wouldn't have liked the dress if it were the best dress in the world, simply because of how uncomfortable I was!

We left soon after.

The next place we went was David's Bridal. Oh, just so much to say about that place! I walked in with a vengeance. There were a ton of people there, so I thought we could just go find some dresses and start trying them on, but no. They made me fill out all my information first (and I was in such a bad mood, that I used Natalie's old phone number instead of mine! ha ha!), then wait 20 minutes for someone to help me. I was not happy. Then I go into the fitting room, and Jeniece comes in there too. No dress. Just us. I'm backed in the corner. In this small fitting room. No mirrors so it was even smaller. She shuts the door. And suddenly I am filled with the worst case of claustrophobia ever! Then she starts telling me that I should just calm down. That this is all about me and that she's here to help me and will do anything for me and will do whatever she needs to do to help me find the dress of my dreams and so on and so on... and suddenly, I'm comforted and happy! LOL I mean, after all, it really IS all about me! Isn't it? Ha-ha! Then I had a good time! And I think I have found the dress! I'm just a bit hesitant because I found it there and I don't want someone else to have my dress! And they mass produce there, so the likelihood is high... so I'm a little bummed about that. Lori said she'd try to look online for something similar, now that I've found more of what fits my personality. Simple. Sweet. Cute. and Fun. Just like me! I'm not sure if I want to post pictures, but let me know if you want to see, and I'll email them to you! I just don't want it to be "out" there for everyone to see!


  1. Sorry you had an up and down day trying on dresses. Emotions are that way when you are the bride ~ sounds like you handled it well. Whichever dress you decide, it will be just beautiful on you!!

  2. Yes, I want to see the dresses!! E-mail me the link, please.

  3. I'm sorry you had the bad experiences but happy that you found a dress that you like (and the prices at David's Bridal are less than many places I'm told). Please email me the picture/link too.